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Definition of Alcohol


  1. An impalpable powder.
  2. The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation.
  3. Pure spirit of wine; pure or highly rectified spirit (called also ethyl alcohol); the spirituous or intoxicating element of fermented or distilled liquors, or more loosely a liquid containing it in considerable quantity. It is extracted by simple distillation from various vegetable juices and infusions of a saccharine nature, which have undergone vinous fermentation.
  4. A class of compounds analogous to vinic alcohol in constitution. Chemically speaking, they are hydroxides of certain organic radicals; as, the radical ethyl forms common or ethyl alcohol (C2H5.OH); methyl forms methyl alcohol (CH3.OH) or wood spirit; amyl forms amyl alcohol (C5H11.OH) or fusel oil, etc.

Alcohol Quotations

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
Bob Marley

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.
Frank Sinatra

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
P. J. O'Rourke

My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.
Franz Kafka

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson
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Alcohol Translations

alcohol in Afrikaans is alkohol
alcohol in Danish is alkohol
alcohol in Dutch is drank, alcoholische drank, alcohol
alcohol in French is alcool
alcohol in German is Alkohol {m}
alcohol in Hungarian is alkohol
alcohol in Italian is alcool
alcohol in Spanish is alcohol
alcohol in Swedish is sprit, alkohol
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